It’s important to remind myself, often, that I saw this, live, with my own two. I WAS THERE AND WHEN SHE ATTEMPTED HER STAGE DIVE - I TOUCHED HER. I HELD HER UP LIKE SHE HAS HELD ME UP SO MANY TIMES. See how The Mother extends her hand to anoint us all? My life has been even more amazing since. Alhamdulilah. 

© Kent Lingeveldt 2014, Okay Africa.


(This is how I started my day. Well, I just got my life, didn’t I? Here’s the video, loves)

I asked a question like this
“Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal.
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel.
So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?
They keep us underground working hard for the greedy,
But when it’s time pay they turn around and call us needy.
My crown too heavy like the Queen Nefertiti
Gimme back my pyramid, I’m trying to free Kansas City.
Mixing masterminds like your name Bernie Grundman.
Well I’m gonna keep leading like a young Harriet Tubman
You can take my wings but I’m still goin’ fly
And even when you edit me the booty don’t lie
Yeah, keep singing and I'mma keep writing songs
I’m tired of Marvin asking me, "What’s Going On?
March to the streets ‘cuz I’m willing and I’m able
Categorize me, I defy every label
And while you’re selling dope, we’re gonna keep selling hope
We rising up now, you gotta deal you gotta cope

Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach?”

- Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu’s Q.U.E.E.N


Annie, don’t wear no panties.

So, fellas if you can’t afford it,

I think you need to video tape record it…

If you remember this moment from the Honey video then you know she paid homage to Outkast’s Hey Ya video. This song, by her ex-lover, happens to have one of the best videos ever, too. Why are they so damn cool?

(I need her wig, her outfit, her lipstick and her shoes, lawd.)

She posted this pic on Twitter with the caption: “Say wait a minute, Queen, what’s yo’ name?”

Badula Ahblingada aka Sarah Bellum aka Analog Girl aka Manuela Maria Mexico aka Lowdown Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu is the friggin’ COLDEST, yo.

No one is cooler. No way. Not possible. I’m listening to …& On as I post this: “Like a superNOVA star, she be da light when they in the dark.” Thank you. (I should play her in a biopic *throws it out to the Universe*)